Growth of Single-Crystal Indium Nitride Nanotubes and Nanowires by a Controlled-Carbonitridation Reaction Route



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Single-crystal InN nanotubes and nanowires with a strong photoluminescence emission at 640 nm have been synthesized via a controlled-carbonitridation thermal chemical route. Formation of the nanotubes and nanowires proceeds by a kinetically limited growth process via a vapor–solid (VS) mechanism, and does not require a template to form single-layer nanostructures.